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Rome police remove political street art

Rome mural by Sirante featured Berlusconi, Salvini and Di Maio.<p>Rome police have removed a mural featuring Silvio Berlusconi, Matteo Salvini and Luigi …

Graphic Street Art Of Trump Shooting Schoolchildren Sparks Outcry

"People can't handle the truth, especially when it's painted out in a picture for them."<p>Mystery surrounds who is behind an Alabama mural that depicts President Donald Trump carrying out a mass shooting outside a school.<p>An anonymous street artist painted the piece on the wall of an empty downtown …

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Can These Street-Art Pranksters Really Rally the Resistance?

The would-be Banksys of the street-art collective Indecline have been doing their damndest to wreak mischief in the Trump era. But in a world of weaponized memes and total media saturation, can they break through?<p>On a Monday evening in March, a group of men dressed mostly in black hoodies and …

Graffiti cleanup 'blitz' ahead of Amazon visit wipes out street art at Cards Against Humanity HQ

A Chicago alderman is planning to introduce an ordinance letting property owners protect graffiti as art after a cleanup blitz near a site being pitched to Amazon claimed an unintended target.<p>A work by a French street artist on the side of Cards Against Humanity’s headquarters was blasted away as …

Plan for street art area around Banksy's Hull mural

<b>A graffiti artist has called for a street art area to be set up around a recently unveiled Banksy mural in Hull.</b><p>The mural on a disused bridge in Scott Street has drawn dozens of visitors after it was unveiled on Friday.<p>Hull graffiti artist Ollie Marshall wants the surrounding area to become "a …

Councillors Say It's Time for a Clear Policy to Regulate Street

Dublin City Council needs a clear policy for street art and murals, says Labour Councillor Rebecca Moynihan.<p>At the moment, it’s unclear for many …

Murals

Can Street Art Be Moved Without Destroying It?

“Vermonica”—an L.A. fixture for 24 years—was moved without notice, sparking discussions about history, place, and what makes art, art.<p>From May of …

Decriminalize Your Street Art: Honey Bears Take Over SoMa in Protest - January 29, 2018

In a push to decriminalize street art, street artist fnnch zip-tied 450 honey bears to poles in SoMa on Sunday night. Fnnch — a known for his …

Palo Alto Wants to Tear Down a Giant Computer-Egg Sculpture—But the Artist Says It Violates Her Rights

Art and Law<p>Adriana Varella asserts that her work is protected under VARA.<p>,<p>The Visual Artists Rights Act, known as VARA, could be set for another key …

Non, Merci! French Artists and Cultural Workers Reject Giant Jeff Koons Sculpture

“We appreciate gifts, but free, unconditional, and without ulterior motives.” So says a group of 24 French artists, museum workers, politicians, and …

Banksy Busts His Hometown Museum for Scamming His Fans With Hundreds of Unauthorized Prints

Art World<p>The museum has promised to refund all the buyers who snapped up the print for just £5.<p>,<p>A print of a work by Banksy was selling for just £5 …

Toronto Halts Interactive Public Art Installation, Fearing It Could Incite Hate Speech

Art World<p>The work invites the public to type any word into a keypad and see it appear on large-scale displays.<p>,<p>A public art installation in a Toronto …

Who fights for public art in the face of gentrification?

For more than four decades, muralist William Walker’s oil painted facade of the Strangers’ Home Missionary Baptist Church presided over Chicago’s …

Five-storey-high penis street art by Swedish artist Carolina Falkholt appears in New York City

A five-storey-high penis mural in New York’s Lower East Side is being painted over just days after it first appeared – to the disappointment of …

'#SheKnew' - Meryl Streep targeted with vicious street art

The campaign against Meryl Streep is heating up, with photos of the Academy Award-winning actress labelled with the hashtag #sheknew being posted by …

Harvey Weinstein

PHOTOS: Street art in Afghanistan targets corruption and hate

Murals are popping up in and around Kabul, aimed at getting people to think about what’s possible.<p>ArtLords, based in the Afghan capital, grew from a …

Kevin Spacey mural to be removed from Manchester office

<b>A large mural of Kevin Spacey will be removed from the side of a Manchester office after allegations made against the Hollywood actor.</b><p>The double Oscar winner's conduct has come under scrutiny following claims of sexual harassment in the US and UK.<p>A mural of him was created in 2015 by the artist …

The High Line Is Trolling Us

New York City's elevated park boasts a seductive collection of public art, with a striking message about urban displacement.<p>Visit the High Line this fall and you’ll see a bright tangle of tubes weaving through the brambles at the northern terminus of New York City’s elevated rail park. Like an …

Photographers

The timeless debate over what constitutes street art in Hong Kong and what’s next for the city’s emerging artists

A battle over the age-old question “what is art” has raged between officials and those who practise one of the newer mediums – street artists. On …

Hong Kong

Attention, New Yorkers: If You See a Monument That Incites Hate You Can Now Report It to Bill de Blasio

Politics<p>In a new online survey, the city is looking for some advice from the public.<p>,<p>As monuments to Civil War-era Confederate soldiers and generals …

Street Smart About Street Art

Street art, however you define the term, is arguably the most popular visual format on the planet right now, found everywhere from factory exteriors …

Where Money Grows on Walls: Inside the Multimillion-Dollar Banksy Cottage Industry

Analysis<p>From luxury property developers to T-shirt sellers, everyone's making a buck off Banksy.<p>,<p>During Frieze Week in London, art world insiders and …

Streetwear

Gentrification, street art and the rise of the developer-sponsored block party

The invitation to the Brunswick East block party in Melbourne promised the standard entertainment one might expect: food trucks, artisan coffee, live music and the opportunity to meet-and-greet a “cult street artist”.<p>Brunswick East is a gentrified locale about six kilometres north of the central …

Comfort Women Statue Unveiled Amid Controversy - September 22, 2017

There are only two statues of women in San Francisco, but Friday’s unveiling of four more has been spurring a contentious argument for the last two …

Public art should be bold, rare, and not set in stone

Every morning for years, I walked past the same statue on my way into the <i>Telegraph</i>: a bronze depicting a naked boy clinging to the dorsal fin of a dolphin. Until I encountered this piece by Sir David Wynne, I had been an unwavering advocate of public art. But this monstrosity, on Chelsea’s Cheyne …

Outrage over public art unwarranted

<b>By Jason Herring, September 5 2017 —</b><p>Calgarians are mad about public art again. It’s been a few years since the city’s last public art-fueled outrage, …

Streetwear

Princess Diana shown as Queen of Hearts in street art mural marking twenty years since her death

Street artist Pegasus has created a new work outside of the St Giles Hotel in Bloomsbury to mark the anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.<p>The …

The Changing Face of Street Art in the MENA Region: Diminishing the Voice of the People?

Street art in all of its forms has long been associated with subversive goals and a compelling aesthetic. Created by individuals and communities who …

Why historical monuments don't always work as public art

Amateis told a reporter that he envisioned ivy growing over the statue's pedestal, and he wanted the whole area around it covered with cactus (he …

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